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JBUMS 2021, 23(1): 135-141 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between Spiritual Health and Resilience in Hemodialysis Patients
A Ebrahimi , MH Yadollahpour * , A Akbarzadeh Pasha , SJ Seyedi-Andi , S Khafri
2. Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R.Iran , baghekhial@gmail.com
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease is one of the major health problems in today's world that creates a threatening situation for the health and socioeconomic status of the affected person, his/her family and the whole society. Due to the fact that in chronic diseases, a spiritual crisis appears in the individual, this study was therefore conducted to investigate the effect of spiritual health on resilience in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 130 patients undergoing hemodialysis in Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Babol in 2017-2018. Data were collected and analyzed using Spiritual Well Being Scale (SWBS) (Paloutzian & Ellison) with a score of 20-125 at three levels of low, medium and high, as well as Connor-Davidson Resilience scale (CD-RISC) with a score of 20-125 at three levels of low, medium and high.
FINDINGS: In this study, 5 (3.8%) patients had low, 81 (62.3%) had medium and 44 (33.8%) had high spiritual health. The mean score of spiritual health was 87.80±21.12 and was at a medium level. Furthermore, 6 patients (4.6%) had low resilience, 95 patients (73.1%) had medium and 29 patients (22.3%) had high resilience. The mean total resilience score was 86.63±19.48 and was at a medium level. The relationship between spiritual health and resilience was direct and significant (p<0.001, r=0.62).
CONCLUSION: The present study showed that spiritual health has a significant and positive relationship with resilience of patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment.
Keywords: Spirituality, Health, Hemodialysis, Patients.
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Received: 2020/05/20 | Accepted: 2020/11/11 | Published: 2021/05/17

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